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Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Friday, july 27
Navy Bean with Ham
Bier Cheese
Kaiser Von Oinkenstein
We take a toasted kaiser roll and pile it with smoked ham, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and maple-bacon aioli. Comes with chips and our sanford medley.
Schnapsberry Cheesecake
Herzlich Willkommen! Christina, Linda and I are delighted to welcome you to Hollerbach's - the place where Gemütlichkeit happens in the Historic District of downtown Sanford, Florida. Linda and I first started thinking of opening our own restaurant in 1981 while we were working together at a German restaurant in Orlando; after two decades of hard work and planning, the Willow Tree dream became reality on August 1, 2001 with just seven employees. Since then, we’ve continually expanded the restaurant, added two new businesses, and grown our staff to over 90 employees. It’s hard to believe we've been here over 16 years! Our top priority has always been and will remain to provide our guests with
US$11 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
German, European, Central European
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent place to try something outside of the ordinary. The food is always excellent, beer cold, and service is great too!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Angela S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Doug, Jeff and myself only had to wait 2 mins for the hostess to seat us. We sat in the stage area next to the hall by the bathroom. We were going to be a group of 7 so she sat us down and asked...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ruth A
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am eating here again with friends. I love the spinach and Swiss quiche with salad and their homemade Thiusand Island dressing. My friends had the lunch Wiener schnitzel, spätzle with gravy and cucumber salad, and the other had a corned beef sandwich. I have...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JMoore55
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is always fresh and wonderful. Atmosphere is uplifting. Be patient because they are always busy but worth the wait.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jlbing
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hollerbach's is a traditional German restaurant. Food is good. They served the Giant Bavarian Pretzel that is an appetizer for the whole family. Entrées were good. We had Schintzel Cordon Bleu, Sausage Platter and Zwiebel Rumpsteak.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ANDRETS1966
Reviewed 4 days ago

Service & food is always excellant. After enjoying your meal go around the corner to the deli & take something home. Always the place to go when eating out in Sanford- lunch or dinner & great beer selections.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Richard V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Willow Tree and they are quite an establishment in the Sanford area. We went for lunch and the service was simply outstanding. The wait staff were present and attentive but not intrusive; we asked for suggestions and several options were given. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at Willow Tree many times the food is consistent and always very delightful. If you’re thinking about giving it a go, you should. We’ve tried a number of items from the menu and so far my favorites would include the chicken schnitzel...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ARogers26
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our german friends took us here for christmas. It is very german type experience in a family style restaurant. Food was good not top shelf or my favorite but certainly tasted authentic I would recommend going to enjoy the experience of food and music

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Robert R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is just plain wonderful. First, let's talk about the atmosphere. They provide a German feel with the wait staff wearing nice German outfits, am authentic German band that plays at night and many, many German beers to chose from. It is very festive...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Response from 730cherylt | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Folk music Sat. & Sun. 1pm-4pm
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In Sanford your only means us to call a cab.
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Response from Paula E | Reviewed this property |
I don't see why. I've always been seated quickly even when they're packed.
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